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Old 01-11-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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Feb-08/Trailer Life Magazine - Airstream Int'l

Just received my February copy of Trailer Life Mag and low and behold the front cover has a "American Beauty Airstream International" with a Lincoln Mark LT towing it.

Even though I'm a hardcore Dodge man the article is ab out "combining an Airstream with a Lincoln Pickup is about as Red, White and Blue as an Rver can get!"

The Airstream is a International 23 footer and the mag gives it it's fair share of info to the reader.

Anyway, I thought you guys would might be interested.

Take care and Happy New Year to all.....

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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It looked great on the cover didn't it??
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Just received my February copy of Trailer Life Mag and low and behold the front cover has a "American Beauty Airstream International" with a Lincoln Mark LT towing it.

Even though I'm a hardcore Dodge man the article is ab out "combining an Airstream with a Lincoln Pickup is about as Red, White and Blue as an Rver can get!"

The Airstream is a International 23 footer and the mag gives it it's fair share of info to the reader.

Anyway, I thought you guys would might be interested.

Take care and Happy New Year to all.....

Mr and Mrs. Safari-Rick

Rick,

Your new name: Mr Dodge

As for the article, it didn't read as though they cared for the Lincoln....just my interpretation. Did you notice Airstreams full page color advertisement...I think the editorial staff got a bit of a "nudge" from the ad dept., what do you think?

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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I've noticed with TrailerLife (and other magazines) that whenever a product is featured, there is usually a full page ad for the product/manufacturer accompanying.

Did you ever notice that Ford is always featured on their towing guide?
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
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They did not give Airstream too good a rating on the layout of the interior and conflict with john door that caused him to get hit in the shins everytime the kids used the john. The did said the bed was not big enough for two full zize people becuase one side was short. I noticed the same thing. He did admire the outside appearence of the rig and the attention it got from the other campers.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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bottom line...

...bottom line is Airstream is the Cadillac of trailers. If you have a magazine called Trailer Life the best trailer on the market has to make the cover at least once a year.

folks - before we bought our first Airstream five years ago, a '78 Excella 500. before we bought it we looked at new trailers at the RV show room. I'm here to tell you they were all junk. no lie, i was on the showroom floor, in a new trailer that was going for $17k, and the drawer from in the galley fell off in my hands when i tried to pull it out.

i said to my honey, "we're outa here". i went to ebay and bought my '78. guess what, not one drawer fell off in my hands in the 25+ year old 78, and when i sold it to by my '64 i got every penny i put into it back, minus my sweat.

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...bottom line is Airstream is the Cadillac of trailers. If you have a magazine called Trailer Life the best trailer on the market has to make the cover at least once a year.

folks - before we bought our first Airstream five years ago, a '78 Excella 500. before we bought it we looked at new trailers at the RV show room. I'm here to tell you they were all junk. no lie, i was on the showroom floor, in a new trailer that was going for $17k, and the drawer from in the galley fell off in my hands when i tried to pull it out.

i said to my honey, "we're outa here". i went to ebay and bought my '78. guess what, not one drawer fell off in my hands in the 25+ year old 78, and when i sold it to by my '64 i got every penny i put into it back, minus my sweat.

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Old 01-15-2008, 11:52 PM   #8
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White Lincoln towing Silver Airstream

Hi, how do you like the picture of my white Lincoln towing my silver Airstream on the cover of "Trailer Life"? Well it's pretty close and my wife said we did it first.

Click on picture to enlarge cover picture.
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As for the article, it didn't read as though they cared for the Lincoln....just my interpretation. Did you notice Airstreams full page color advertisement...I think the editorial staff got a bit of a "nudge" from the ad dept., what do you think?

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Hi, to be fair, in the article he had as many complaints about the Airstream as he did the Lincoln. And for the record Ford did not build the 101 FWY, his biggest complaint. My combo doesn't ride that well on the 101 either and I doubt that anyone elses does.
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The feature article was nice, but I really liked the Aistream full page ad. It features a vintage Airstream as the backdrop with a number of Airstream Factory employees in the foreground. They obviously did not hire actors to pose as employees as I recognize the guy who installed Lucy's new Fantastic Fan on my Factory visit in October.

I think that this ad is significant. I have never seen another RV manufacturer show any of their blue collar employees in a national magazine ad much less feature one of their fifty year old travel trailers.

I think that this is a very smart ad that will cause many more potential RV buyers to think Airstream. This, coupled with the new Safari Sport offerings, will bring many new people to the ranks of the streamers and to these Forums.

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I don't have the Trailer Life in front of me ,but did'nt it say something about having leaf suspention?
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Did any of you catch the inaccuracy of the report. LEAF SPRINGS??? HMM.

I got the article Saturday in the mail. My take on it is they didnt really like eigher the Lincoln OR the Airstream. The undertones, compared to many other reviews they have done is quite...."well can we find something to say nice"?

I can also tell you that like any publication the advertising pays the bills. The circulation is a fraction of the profit...small fraction. The circulation however dictates how much they can charge for advertising. The more copies sold the more they can charge for space in their publication. And yesssss....yessssssss...and a big yesssssssss they do feel obligated to write features regarding their advertisers. Matter of fact..its more like a staring contest between advertisers and publishers..." if you don't say something about the product I just paid a hundred grand for a spread in your poblication I will take my business elswhere", It is the unwriten law. I know this...I was in publishing business for 30 years.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #13
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Lincoln Mark LT with Airstream

Here's our Lincoln pickup and Airstream. We need a better background to be a cover photo.
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I am envious of you Lincoln/Airstream guys. I think I will wait for the 09 Ford Platimun edition....aahhh....now theres a Ford that might even one up the Lincoln interior.

ROBERTSUNRUS...it is a close call for conver photo...but I give you my nod cause of the background orchard. But I love Black....damn...choices choices. but you and Silvercabin have the cover of Trailer Life beat...hands down.
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